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Does Fluoride Help Make Strong Bones
Healthy Diet.: Generally, a balanced diet and moderate exercise are all that is required for strong healthy bones. The necessary ingredients are both "calcium" and "vitamin D". Calcium is found in cheese and milk products, green leafy vegetables and nuts. Vitamin D is normally obtained by the sunlight reacting with our skin as well as eating oily fish, salmon and eggs. Taking a vitamin D supplement is fine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
No: If your enamel is thin it is likely due to problems like grinding, trauma, bulimia (acids from the stomach erode tooth enamel). Once tooth structure is lost it can be replaced but only by a dentist. If this an area of concern to you see your dentist and ask him or her what you can do. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes but: It can but there is no demonstrated benefit of HGH for people without demonstrated GH deficiency. It is also quite dangerous leading to serious complications. Do not use it for "lifestyle, fitness," or non-medical uses. ...Read more
Many ways: Studies show that weight bearing exercising like walking help with maintaining bone density. Exercises that do not have some weight bearing do not do as well with bone density. In general people who remain physically fit generally have better balance however certain exercises like tai chi and yoga have been shown to help with balance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can vitamin d help to maintain strong bones helping to prevent the development of osteoporosis?
Can you tell me how could vitamin d help to maintain strong bones helping to prevent the development of osteoporosis?
Is eating too much vinegar or pickles harmful to your bones? I heard that vinegar dissolves bones( reduces bone density)
Nonsense: Don't believe everything you read. An awful lot of health news online and elsewhere is BS. Limit your online reading to professionally run sites. ...Read more
Will swishing with act anticavity fluoride mouthwash help prevent cavities and strengthen teeth? Or is it useless
Mouthwashes: The single best way to prevent cavities is to brush and floss properly and avoid food and liquids that are high in unrefined sugars or sticky carbohydrates. Also consult with your own dentist to see how well you are taking care of your mouth. Anticavity-fluoride rinses can also help but have a minimal effect when compared to the more important factors I mentioned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Calcification: Your teeth are harder than your bones due to the need for them to resist abrasion, cut and grind food, and last a lifetime since you only get one adult set. Bones are constantly remodeling, and need to be a bit forgiving and flex, up to a point. If the bones didn't flex they would easily break and that would be problematic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Long term exposure to uv light is unhealthy. However, we need some uv light from the sun to produce vitamin d. Vitamin d is important in regulating bone density and osteoporosis. Vitamin d deficiencies have been linked to tooth loss, and periodontal risk factors like low bone mass. Also vitamin d may act as an anti inflammatory agent and stimulate the production of oral anti microbial peptide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is any toothpaste than can make dentin stronger like there is toothpaste that can make enamel stronger that you have got. I know it won't grow back?
Vitamin D is vital: We still do not know all of the whys that vitamin d is vital. But, if your vitamin d level is normal you have less cancer, less heart disease; you do better with chronic illnesses. Vitamin d is vital many of us in america do not get sufficient vitamin d. This supplement is vital to your future health. ...Read more
Can prescription strength prevident, damage teeth if used for too long? I feel my teeth enamel is weak, and do not know what to do.
See your dentist: See your dentist who after personally examining you can check the health of your teeth (and gums) and discuss your concerns. While internet searches and this website have its place, nothing can replace one on one doctor\patient evaluations and advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In what way can I replace calcium supplements to maintain strong bones and teeth if i don't drink milk very much?
Yes: Calcium is very important to our bodies not only for bones but also for heart function, muscles and the nervous system. Women need at least 1, 000 to 1, 500mg mg a day. If you are not getting this much in your diet then it is important to take supplements. It is also important to take vitamin d and magesium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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